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Mother shoots, kills son during bedroom assault(NC)
wbtv.com ^ | 16 January, 2012 | Justin Barger

Posted on 01/17/2012 12:42:38 PM PST by marktwain

LONG VIEW, NC (WBTV) - A mother had to shoot and kill her own son in what investigators are calling self defense early Friday morning.

Long View police responded to 1st Avenue Place in Long View around 1 a.m. in reference to a shots fired call.

When officers arrived they found 21-year-old Justin Barger shot dead in floor.

Barger's parents told investigators they had poured out all the alcohol in the house after Barger became drunk.

When his parents went to bed, Barger went into their bedroom and started assaulting them by pulling them out of bed and beating them on the ground.

His mom reached for a pistol when Barger started beating his father and she ordered him to stop, according to police.

When he came at her, she fired, shooting him directly in the chest.

No charges have been filed in the case and the district attorney assigned to the case says the investigation is ongoing into whether any charges will be filed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: alcohol; banglist; booze; defense; domestic; nc
The son had a history of threatening people.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 12:42:43 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I can’t believe she shot her own son.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 12:46:39 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: marktwain

Prayers for the mother.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 12:47:03 PM PST by dis.kevin (Dry white toast)
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To: marktwain

Wow, that sucks.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 12:47:52 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: marktwain
Here's his lovely self-portrait
5 posted on 01/17/2012 12:47:55 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: marktwain
Police believe Barger had a mental condition.

I don't doubt it. Having too little blood in one's alcohol-stream can cause any number of mental problems.

6 posted on 01/17/2012 12:48:03 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: marktwain

The deceased.

Get yer phryggin finger off the phryggin trigger, ya jackass!!!

7 posted on 01/17/2012 12:49:53 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marktwain

Well, that will teach him a lesson.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 12:53:41 PM PST by VA40
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To: marktwain
Justified or not, that woman and even her husband are going to blame themselves for the rest of their lives. Not blame themselves for shooting him, there's that certainly but how they raised him.

What a horrible story.

9 posted on 01/17/2012 12:59:38 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: marktwain

Obviously a drunk, possibly PCP or some other recreational drug, 21 and still in the home, has caused problem before. dangerous person, the mother brought him into the world and she took him out. Probably doing the world a favor.

If you don’t respect your parents and you attack them you need to die or face prison.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 1:01:26 PM PST by Venturer
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To: KansasGirl

I remember reading a Readers Digest true story many years ago, about a similar situation. Bad son, attacking parents, ending up with the father shooting his son in the chest while both were on a staircase in their home. Told from the father’s point of view that he had no other choice but to shoot and kill his son. Self-defense, no charges filed against the dad. Sad story, his recollections of happier times and the son became evil later on.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 1:04:45 PM PST by roadcat
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To: WayneS

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12 posted on 01/17/2012 1:05:27 PM PST by conservative_cyclist (doodan, (God gave me a Savior, I am looking for a president))
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To: marktwain
They have a saying in the South.

He needed killin'.

13 posted on 01/17/2012 1:08:11 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: marktwain

wow - paging Bill Cosby...


14 posted on 01/17/2012 1:42:20 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: marktwain

For all the foderall about illegal drugs, alcohol is the big scourge of this current young generation. Moreso than in a few decades. Why?


15 posted on 01/17/2012 1:49:31 PM PST by bvw
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16 posted on 01/17/2012 2:10:06 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: marktwain

I would trade marijuana for booze in a heartbeat. When people get drunk, they want to beat their wives. Whey they smoke a joint, they want to bake cookies with her.


17 posted on 01/17/2012 2:27:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Moonman62
They have a saying in the South.

He needed killin'.

Had the same thoughts , some people deserve to be killed , good gun control for mom

18 posted on 01/17/2012 2:35:16 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: roadcat

Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father (with a gun he had given his father).


19 posted on 01/17/2012 2:42:33 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Blood of Tyrants
" I would trade marijuana for booze in a heartbeat. When people get drunk, they want to beat their wives. Whey they smoke a joint, they want to bake cookies with her. "


Amen, brother : )


On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. Rev22:2



20 posted on 01/17/2012 2:48:59 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: marktwain

“He who spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes” (Proverbs 13:24) and “Withhold not correction from a child: for if thou strike him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and deliver his soul from hell.” (Proverbs 23:13-14)
Mom did use her “Rod”!
Maybe a little to late?


21 posted on 01/17/2012 2:50:21 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
When people get drunk, they want to beat their wives. Whey they smoke a joint, they want to bake cookies with her.

"Of all psychoactive substances, alcohol is the only one whose consumption has been shown to commonly increase aggression. [...] Marijuana and opiates temporarily inhibit violent behavior"
- "Psychoactive Substances and Violence", Department of Justice National Criminal Justice Reference Service

22 posted on 01/17/2012 3:02:22 PM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

The decriminalization of drugs is the one area I agree with Ron Paul on. Our freedoms are more in danger of being stolen by governments looking to “protect us” from drugs than most any other avenue.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 3:07:16 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: marktwain

Sometimes you must do that which you may never believe you can.

My prayers for the lost soul’s parents. They will be needing a lot of support from those closest to them.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 4:04:38 PM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: marktwain

I brought you into this world....


25 posted on 01/17/2012 4:27:09 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: KansasGirl

I can. He had a history of bad behavior.

The family would have had that history imbedded into their lives.

When YOU are being attacked, you will do anything to protect yourself.

A life of trouble which is now no longer threatening others.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 4:41:59 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The decriminalization of drugs is the one area I agree with Ron Paul on”””’

Let’s say you & I own a florist shop.
We have enough business that we are running 3 or 4 vans delivering flowers to funeral homes, hospitals, weddings, parties, etc., plus our pickups from the warehouse to get the flowers in the first place.

IF drugs are ‘decriminalized’, you & I, the ‘EMPLOYERS’ might be forced to hire such drivers for our vans because the ‘use of drugs’ isn’t illegal.

Then, pray tell me, just what insurance company would cover our vans & our overall Liability insurance for our florist shop?????

I certainly would not put myself & my lifetime of assets into jeopardy to have employees who could legally use drugs. Nor would I ask you, my partner, to do so.

No Thank You.

Ron Paul doesn’t get it....not all the ramifications, anyway.


27 posted on 01/17/2012 5:23:25 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Ron Paul also wants all countries to ‘Pinky Swear’ that they will not be aggressive towards each other.

Sure-—that will work.

Then we can get rid of the United Nations in New York & save this country lots of money.


28 posted on 01/17/2012 5:25:00 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Is that all you have? Have you never heard of drug testing? They can test your hair for drug usage months ago. Shit, man! Just test them and don’t hire druggies! You no more have to hire a druggie than you have to hire an ex-con or person who show up for the interview drunk. Decriminalizing drugs will NOT lead to protected status of druggies.

Just think of all of the THOUSANDS of laws that are on the books that allow the police to literally steal your property under the mere SUSPICION that your private property MIGHT somehow be tied to the sale of illegal drugs? Why does every little town now have ninja wannabes on the force? How many tens of thousands of federal and state and local public employees make their living on illegal drugs.

And do you know WHY we have drug laws in the first place? It is so that southern politicians would have more reasons to lock up blacks on their plantation prisons. Flat out racism.


29 posted on 01/17/2012 6:07:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: ridesthemiles

Didn’t say I agreed with him on anything else and if it was between him and Obama, I would have a hard time choosing who would be the least destructive to the country.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 6:09:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: ridesthemiles
IF drugs are ‘decriminalized’, you & I, the ‘EMPLOYERS’ might be forced to hire such drivers for our vans because the ‘use of drugs’ isn’t illegal.

Are you currently required to hire drunks because alcohol is legal?

31 posted on 01/18/2012 8:02:43 AM PST by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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